Where Creativity, Learning, and Joy Come Together!

Every child is unique and has the potential to learn and grow through creativity and fun. Our programs help children develop their talents and interests. Guided by our passionate educators, children thrive in a safe, supportive environment fostering growth and exploration.

Experience Joy to the World in Person!

The best way to see what Joy to the World is all about is to visit our school and observe one of our classes.

We offer viewings for:

  • Joy Tots, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at 10:00 am
  • Afterschool Kindergarten at 3:15 pm
  • Afterschool Elementary at 3:45 pm
  • Saturday School at 9:15 am

To schedule a visit, please use the linked form and select a day that works for you. We'll be in touch to confirm your visit.

What's New at Joy

Winter signups are now open!

Winter Signups now open!

Make this holiday season extra magical for your child!
We’ve packed our winter program with fun and festive activities, including Christmas crafts, cooking, dancing, and games. Your child will make new friends and learn English in a fun and engaging environment.

Visit our Winter Page to learn more!

Summer Fun Vidoes

Classes at Joy

From first steps, to first grade!

We help children learn and grow from 1 to 10 years old. We offer full-day classes, afterschool programs, and extracurricular classes. We believe all children deserve to reach their full potential.

Main Programs

Our Main Programs offer comprehensive learning experiences for early learners, from the introductory Mommy & Me class to our full-day preschool and kindergarten.

For newborn to 23 months
Mommy & Me

Discover the joy of shared learning in our Mommy and Me class. With our warm and experienced teachers, you and your newborn will explore the world through music and touch. It's a wonderful way to bond, grow, and become part of a global community of parents.

2:15 to 3:00 pm

For children 1 to 2
Joy Tots & Pre-Kindergarten

Nurturing early childhood education program for 1-2 year olds. Play-based learning with music, movement, art, and exploration.

2 to 5 days per week
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

For children 3 to 6

A nurturing kindergarten environment where your child can build a strong academic foundation, develop social and physical skills, and explore a variety of subjects through an integrated curriculum. This three-year program progresses through K1, K2, and K3, providing a well-rounded education for your child.

5 days per week
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

For Children 1 to 6
AIDLC at Joy

Experience the new AIDLC

Your child deserves a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that fosters their natural curiosity and creativity. At AIDLC, we provide all that and more with our English immersion Drop-In Daycare program.

Afterschool Programs

Our afterschool programs are a great way to enrich your child's learning journey after school and help them succeed in school and in life.

For children 3 to 6
Afterschool Kindergarten

Extend your child's learning journey with our Afterschool Kindergarten program. We designed AK for children ages 3-6 and offer a fun, comfortable, and immersive English environment. Children will develop confidence and language skills through creative activities and a structured curriculum based on their skill level.

Monday - Thursday
1 to 4 days per week
3:00 - 5:00 pm

For children 6 - 10
Afterschool Elementary

Your child can join our Afterschool Elementary program for a fun and engaging English learning experience. Our program caters to a wide range of abilities, and we aim to maintain and strengthen English language skills.

Monday - Thursday
1 to 4 days per week
4:00 - 6:00 pm

For Children 3 to 10
Saturday School

Saturday School is a fun and engaging way for children to learn English. With a mix of indoor activities and park time, children develop strong communication skills in a relaxed and supportive environment. Our program is open to students of all English levels so that everyone can feel comfortable and confident.

9:00 - Noon

Extra-Curricular Programs

Enhance your and your child's skills and creativity beyond regular school hours with our extracurricular activities.

We designed extracurricular activities to help develop new talents and interests in a fun and engaging environment. Although primarily for Joy members, we also welcome non-members on a space-available basis.

For children 4 to 9
Cooking with Jerry

We'll explore world cuisines, including Italian, Mexican, Chinese, and Hawaiian. Students will learn basic cooking skills, like measuring ingredients, mixing, and cutting, as well as kitchen safety and hygiene.

Tuesday 2:00 - 3:30

For children 4 to 12
Keiki Ukulele Club

Let your child discover the joy of music in the Keiki Ukulele Club! We created our lessons to teach children of all levels to play the ukulele and sing along to various songs, fostering their creativity and rhythm.

4 to 6 years class: 2:00 - 3:30
Elementary class: 2:45 - 3:45

For Adults
English Lessons for Parents

Enhance your English skills and support your child's learning journey with our English Lessons for Parents! Our classes cover conversation, grammar, vocabulary, and child education strategies. You'll learn how to communicate effectively and help your child succeed in school.

2:30 - 3:20 pm

Joy Values

Education for All, Safety for All, & Opportunities for All
Kids at the park

Education for All

Children deserve the best education. So whether Joy to the World is your first school at 18 months old to two years old, or if you are starting at three years or older, we are ready for your child. After graduating from Joy to the World, many students stay in our Afterschool programs while going to Japanese Elementary schools. Others go on to International Elementary schools here in Tokyo and around the world.

Through more than 20 years of teaching children of all levels and ages, we have learned to nurture children, celebrate their individuality, and encourage their strengths.

Learn more about Joy Values on our About-Us page.

About Us

Joy People

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A message from Kazu's Family

"We feel he has grown as an individual and our son is blessed to experience wonderful teachers, students, and staff."

"The positive energy and atmosphere is very contagious and we are very happy for our son to be part of Joy to the World.

We still remember the very first time we visited for a tour and we felt the teachers and students were very engaged, caring, and gave such a positive atmosphere. We felt our son received positive and constructive feedback as there were also report cards and parent teacher meetings to see his progress.

Also the photos and videos on the blog were very creative and one can see what your kids are doing day to day in a weekly blog. As an American, Joy to the World gives such a playful and learning experience to the kids not just to learn English, but even to learn with friends and become confident."

- John & Shiori

Thank You

Joy to the World offers a start to a future of possibilities! A few things to remember about Joy to the World.

  • We teach all classes in English
  • Our teachers support children with kindness and help children develop as kind and intelligent students
  • Once you join, you are a "Joy Family." Joy Families help support our community in and out of school

If you have any questions or concerns, but or small, please don't hesitate to reach out. Use the link below to schedule a school tour or contact us to ask a question.

Seats fill up quickly, so sign up early.

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